Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
HOME  BACKFREE NEWSLETTER

Getting around

 

HomeWhat's NewContentsVisual IndexesOnline ExhibitionsPhotographersGalleries and DealersThemes
AbstractEroticaFashionLandscapeNaturePhotojournalismPhotomontagePictorialismPortraitScientificStill lifeStreetWar
CalendarsTimelinesTechniquesLibraryImages and WordsSupport 
 

Social media

Share |

 

HomeContents > People > Photographers > Tony Mendoza

Dates:  1941, 21 July -
Born:  Cuba, Havana
Active:  US
Gender:  Male
Website:  www.tonymendozaphoto.com
 
  
Autobiographical texts merged with photographs often including family, cats and dogs. 
  
Artist statement: 
  
During the first photo class I took, the instructor said that we could photograph anything we wanted, except cats, dogs, kids and sunsets. I think I know where he was coming from. These topics are the typical and mundane topics of photography; billions of pictures have been made and it's almost impossible to come up with an interesting picture of a cat or a kid, or at least, one we haven't seen before. Somehow, I've managed to make those pictures (cats, dogs, flowers, kids, family) so that they feel fresh and worth considering. I've published photography books about a cat, dogs, my family, flowers and in the process have won a large number of photography fellowships for the work.
 
Tony Mendoza (April 29, 2007)

Preparing biographies

 
Portraits 
  
If you have a portrait of this photographer or know of the whereabouts of one we would be most grateful. 
  
alan@luminous-lint.com
 
  
Family history 
  
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch. 
  
alan@luminous-lint.com
 
  
QR code 
  
 
  

Exhibitions on this website

Contemporary photographers
ThumbnailTony Mendoza: An evolving retrospective 
Title | Lightbox | Checklist
 
  
 

Internet biographies

Terms and Conditions

 
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas 1994 the camera i: Photographic Self-Portraits (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.225, Plate 122 [When the Audrey and Sydney Irmas collection was donated to LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992 the museum gained a remarkable collection of self portraits of notable photographers. If you need a portrait of Tony Mendoza this is a useful starting point.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
HOME  BACKFREE NEWSLETTER
 Facebook LuminousLint 
 Twitter @LuminousLint